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Called to be Resilient Leaders at Sudbury Catholic

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Pictured above from left to right: Public Health Nurse, Stacey Gilbeau, Superintendent of Education, Nicole Bédard, Principal –St. Anne Catholic School, Guy Mathieu. Dr. Wayne Hammond, Public Health Nurse, KC Rautiainen, Director of Education SCDSB, Joanne Bénard, Principal – St. Bernadette (Holy Trinity) Catholic School, Diana Salvador, Principal –St. Charles College, Patty Mardero and Louisa Bianchin, Principal – Immaculate Conception Catholic School.

April 23, 2015 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board in conjunction with the Sudbury & District Health Unit is celebrating putting importance on partnerships and building strong relationships in education. Senior Administration, Principals, Vice-Principals Managers and several other leaders within the Sudbury Catholic Board and the Sudbury & District Health Unit gathered on April 8th, 2015 to participate in an interactive learning session featuring Dr. Wayne Hammond, of Resiliency Initiatives Canada. Dr. Hammond presented research-based information about Resiliency and a Strength-Based Approach. The presentation was very well received by all participants and will further the work of the Principal Learning Teams as they continue to examine their calling to “Be Resilient Leaders” in their schools.

That same evening Dr. Hammond also presented to an auditorium full of parents from the “soon to be” Holy Trinity Catholic School community. He shared his outline of a strength-based parenting approach that strengthens a child’s abilities to meet life’s challenges with thoughtfulness, confidence, purposefulness and empathy. Dr. Hammond believes that, “The real task of parenting is not to prepare the path for our children, rather to prepare them for the path that they will need to walk.”
Diana Salvador, Principal of St. Bernadette Catholic School and Principal appointed to Holy Trinity Catholic School said, “I look forward to working diligently at Holy Trinity Catholic School to put Dr. Hammond’s message into practice in partnership with the parent community to foster a trusting school culture where students, parents, teachers and all stakeholders feel valued, connected and engaged in their educational journey.”

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